FG Releases $1.173m To Pay Super Eagles, Falcons

Players with palcards heading towards NASS gate/Photo: Sumner Shagari Sambo

The Office of the Accountant General of the Federation has released the mandate to the Central Bank of Nigeria for payment of $1.173 million to the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).

The amount is meant to pay outstanding win bonuses for Super Eagles in the 2018 World Cup qualifying matches and for the Super Falcons’ participation in the 10th Women’s Africa nations Cup.

This is in furtherance of the approval from the Minister of Finance for the said amount to be paid.

The mandate, which is a sum of 358.015 million Naira, has been paid by the CBN as at Thursday December 15, 2016.

The Falcons, who earlier this month won their eighth African title in Cameroon, Wednesday staged a protest march against the non-payment of their entitlements by the NFF in front of the National Assembly and the Presidential Villa.

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